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Old February 16th, 2010, 10:28 PM
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Shark fins and frozen lakes

On the weekend, Abby and Keeper were beachcombing on Barrier lake, with Keeper, below, finding this shark gliding through the frozen water . . . . or maybe that was just a fortuitously shaped piece of driftwood.



Below, this is a ferociously windswept place . . . . . .



. . . . . the ice clean enough for skating if we'd thought about it. Nakiska, site of the alpine events for the 1988 Winter Olympics and a G-8 Summit in about 2003, is down thataway a bit, over the hills and to the left, probably about 15 km.



Later in the day, when we got home, the fog that had been enshrouding Abby and Keeper's home for days had lifted, leaving this hoarfrost encrusted scene for Abby.



Below, Abby's sunset over the Rockies, some fog still lingering in the distance.



An earlier weekend, more hoar frost . . . .



Below, energetically following endless tracks to infinity on Chain Lakes.



Below, Abby spends a pleasant afternoon mining for rodents . . . .



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Old February 16th, 2010, 10:55 PM
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Heartbreakingly gorgeous as always Rick. Gotta admit you almost had me with the shark.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 12:46 AM
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Abby always looks so 'at home' lying down partially buried in snow! Gorgeous shots, Rick! Thanks for sharing your world with us!
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I love the pic of Abby listening for rodents . Great shots Rick, the hoar frost certainly makes for some wonderful scenery .
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Old February 18th, 2010, 01:11 AM
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beauuuuuutiful. thanks for sharing. love them
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Old February 18th, 2010, 09:32 AM
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Marvelous as always Rick. Thanks for sharing. Love the shark!
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Very weird how, on the right hand side part way up the blade of grass there is a rectangular section of white. Funny how that happened.
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Old February 19th, 2010, 03:08 AM
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Love the shark . The hoarfrost is pretty Your girls look so happy in the snow
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Rick very pretty! I love the pic of Abby listening for rodents...she is such a sweetie.

Is that your house in the background? Does it have a basement? cause in the pic it doesn't look like it does...which must mean the floors get very cold in winter. We have a basement but the floor still is cold in winter time...wish I knew about radiant heat when we renovated 20 eyars ago. LOL
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Rick very pretty! I love the pic of Abby listening for rodents...she is such a sweetie.

Is that your house in the background? Does it have a basement? cause in the pic it doesn't look like it does...which must mean the floors get very cold in winter. We have a basement but the floor still is cold in winter time...wish I knew about radiant heat when we renovated 20 eyars ago. LOL
That is our house. It does not have a basement but it does have storage space under a stairwell.

We have in-floor heating and a south facing house with larger windows. It can get quite toasty in there on minus 25 C days. We have air conditioning for the summer.

The view from the inside:



Skyler likes this perch by the window



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If there is anything true about reincarnation - I want to be your dog....please...
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 12:24 AM
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Granted . . . . . but I don't want to be in the same room if you have to lick your patootie.

On the weekend, Abby energetically retreats down a windswept, Marscape slope in the mid-winter, mid-morning light, an ominous snow overhang in the distance . . . . although not so ominious up close.



Below, Keeper takes a break while Abby waits for us to catch up.



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The girls look like they are on a windswept glacier in the arctic
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